HILARITY BITES NEW ACT COMPETITION – THE FINAL
Hole In The Wall, Darlington
The Hilarity Bites New Act of the Year competition comes to an end tonight – after a month of up-and-coming comics showing their mettle at Darlington’s Hole In The Wall, overseen by seasoned MC (and previous winner of the competition) Andy Fury. Who will be crowned this year’s champion?
TYNEDALE SOUND SOCIETY
Queen’s Hall Arts Centre, Hexham
This creative, participatory public programme and exhibition celebrates all things aural. The exhibition captures and interprets elements of the contemporary soundscape and heritage around Tynedale and includes work that involves the community.
Theatre Royal, Newcastle
0844 811 2121
The internationally-acclaimed stage sensation – telling the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons – comes to Newcastle. It’s won 57 major awards worldwide already in its time, including the Olivier Award for Best New Musical, and this production is straight from the West End – don’t miss it.
Prohibition Cabaret Bar, Gateshead
Having just released his debut EP, Strangers, Curtis Longstaff’s course is already set for the big time. With a sound ranging from ambient electronica to mellow alternative rock, and crediting everyone from the likes of Radiohead and Pink Floyd to Johnny Cash, Nick Drake and Elvis for the dynamic myriad of music he creates, he’s certainly one to watch.
SOPHIE LISA BERESFORD
Abject Gallery, Newcastle
0191 673 0097
Celebrating what she herself terms ‘council estate culture’, Sunderland native and winner of the Experimental Studio 2018 residency Sophie uses her latest collection to address the under-represented working-class voice in contemporary art, often hidden under stereotypes in the media.